Gone but never forgotten

Following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant in a helicopter accident, 2k Sports is offering an in-game tribute to the legendary basketball star through NBA 2K20. 

Upon logging in, players are immediately greeted with a simple black and white memorial title card.

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It can also be seen in as a billboard in NBA 2K20’s The Neighborhood hub world.

Kobe is a former basketball player for Los Angeles Lakers who retired in 2016 and has been a big influence on and off the court. And speaking of off the court, he has been the cover athlete for NBA 2K10 and has been a playable player for the longest time. Considering his mark in the sport, many people are grieving his loss.

Read more: Even In Death Kobe Bryant Leaves Us With One Last Lesson

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In their own way of giving homage to the star, fans have gathered and created a virtual virgil in the online social spaces for NBA 2K20 while wearing Bryant’s Lakers jersey.

On January 26, Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria, and seven other individuals, were killed in a helicopter crash while on the way to a youth basketball practice in Thousand Oaks.

With that being said, rest in paradise, Kobe. #MambaOut

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